Welcome to Choi Laboratory

We are a dynamic research group in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. Our research aims to develop programmable structures and advanced materials, and to use them for diverse applications including bioengineering, energy, and electronics. Our work intersects mechanical engineering and DNA nanotechnology, where we use DNA as engineering building blocks to construct complex structures such as architectured metamaterials and synthetic biomaterials. We are also interested in interfacial engineering on 2D materials towards programmable nanomanufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering Building
Lab: ME 3151
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

We are looking for passionate PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team.

We are grateful for funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy.


August 2023

Yancheng successfully defended in his PhD final exam. He will move to Caltech as a postdoc. Congrats Dr. Du!

August 2023

Seongmin from UNIST and Yoo Hyun from Purdue joined our group. Welcome!

July 2023

Prof. Choi gave a virtual presentation for the Build-a-Cell seminar series.

June 2023

Prof. Choi was invited to the Bellevue Palace in Berlin for the AvH reception hosted by the German President, Dr. Steinmeier. There was a special ceremony where he received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from Dr. Schlogl, the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

June 2023

Jaehoon started his postdoc position at Princeton University. Ruixin embarked a new chapter in his career at CGG as a research scientist.

April 2023

Both Ruxin and Jaehoon defended their work at final defense. Congratulations Drs. Li and Ji!

April 2023

Yancheng gave an invited talk at the FNANO conference. Anirudh also presented his work as well.

March 2023

Ruxin and Jaehoon presented their papers at the ACS Spring meeting in Indianapolis.

January 2023

Audrey and Victoria joined the lab for undergraduate research. Welcome.

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